Thanks so much for your prayers today. God's grace was evident and we are so thankful to be sending this email from home and not a hospital room right now! Elizabeth hated every minute of the experience, but was a champ. Although she spiked a fever just before the procedure, she handled the anesthesia really well. The timing worked out perfectly and allowed Matt to step away from clinic at ALL the critical times. As a result, I didn't have to handle everything on my own, which was a huge blessing. We're again seeing the benefits of Elizabeth's hospital being integrated with Daddy's workplace.
We don't expect to hear from the GI until the middle of next week, but Matt was able to do a little "investigation" (read: pulling up of her chart). The bottom line is this- nothing has changed since her last CT scan one year ago. The portal vein is still completely closed off, but her spleen hasn't enlarged any more and there is no ascites. We're not sure what this means for any potential surgeries, but we'll keep you informed.
Thank you again for your prayers and concern! Here's a kiss from Elizabeth to say THANKS & "Ni-night"!